Paul EskerIowa State Universitypde@iastate.edu
David SchmaleCornell Universitydgs25@cornell.edu
Zahi Kanaan-AtallahUniversity of Wisconsinatila@plantpath.wisc.edu
Russ BulluckUSDA APHIS, Raleigh, NCRuss.Bulluck@aphis.usda.gov
Art in Phytopathology, an exhibit sponsored by the Graduate Student Committee (GSC) of the American Phytopathological Society (APS), took center stage at this year’s annual meeting of APS in Anaheim, California. Approximately 40 pieces of work representing various aspects of plant pathology were displayed during the meeting. Exhibits ranged from photographs of mushrooms to hand-knitted items representing plant diseases. Ten individuals participated in the exhibit, and monetary awards were presented for the top selections.
Since the inception of the Art in Phytopathology exhibit in 2002, nearly 100 presentations have been displayed during annual APS meetings. The GSC started the exhibit with the idea of showcasing outstanding artwork in the field of plant pathology. The exhibit continues to promote art in APS through the visibility of the participants and their work at annual APS meetings.
The GSC thanks the following 10 participants from this year’s Art in Phytopathology exhibit (further information regarding the presentations of six participants in the 2004 Art in Phytopathology exhibit is available by clicking on the participants' names):Jane Davey, University of Delaware
Lindsey du Toit, Washington State University
Brooke Edmunds, North Carolina State University
Sara Gremillion and Emily Cantonwine, University of Georgia
Aruna Kilaru, University of Louisiana-Lafayette
Adriana Murillo-Williams, Iowa State University
Raini Rippy, Washington State University
Nikolas Titomer, Penn State University
Lyndsey Otto-Hanson, University of Nebraska
Hye Young Yun, Seoul National University.
Thanks to Cornell University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin, the GSC was able to award $100 for the top selections in each of four categories. The winning exhibits were:Aruna Kilaru (Best of Show)
Adriana Murillo-Williams (Best Creativity)
Emily Cantonwine and Sara Gremillion (Best Use of Medium)
Lindsey Otto-Hanson (Best Illustration of a Scientific Concept)
The GSC invites your participation in the Art in Phytopathology exhibit during the next annual APS meeting in Austin, Texas in 2005. We welcome a wide variety of submissions depicting every type of plant pathogen. Submissions may include:1. Line drawings (black & white or color)
2. Photographs (black & white or color, digital or print)
3. Micrographs (black & white or color, electro-micrographs
(SEM or TEM))
4. Mounted, dried specimens
5. Computer animation or video
6. Sculptures or paintings
7. Hand-made items
8. Other forms of media that are relevant to phytopathology
Submissions should be no larger than 8½ by 11 inches and should be brought to the APS meeting ready for display. Please send your name, email address, and a brief description or title of your artwork (both the type of art and subject matter) to David Schmale (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you wish contribute to the exhibit. We encourage original, non-copyrighted artwork from all APS members, but especially from graduate students. The GSC will be presenting small monetary awards for the top graduate student art exhibits in 2005. We encourage your participation in Art in Phytopathology in 2005.
Jane Davey Lindsey du Toit Brooke EdmundsSara Gremillion and Emily Cantonwine Aruna Kilaru Adriana Murillo-Williams